Bonten Stations Return to Dish

Deal ends nearly month-long blackout
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Bonten Media Group said it has reached a retransmission consent agreement with Dish Network ending a 25-day blackout of one dozen stations in eight markets in the South and West.

The 12 Bonten stations went dark on Jan. 17, after the two could not agree on pricing for the channels. In a brief statement on its websites, the stations stated the agreement was reached on the evening of Feb. 11.

News of the deal was first reported by TVPredictions.com.

The affected stations include WCTB-TV (NBC) and WEMT-TV (Fox) in Bristol, Va.; WCTI-TV (ABC) and WFXI (Fox) in Greenville, N.C.; WTDO-TV (Fox) in New Bern, N.C.;  KTXS (ABC) in Abilene, Texas; KTXE (ABC) in San Angelo, Texas; KRCR-TV in Redding, Calif.; KAEF (ABC) in Eureka, Calif.; KECI (NBC) in Missoula, Mont.; KCFW (NBC) in Butte, Mont.; and KTVM-TV (NBC) in Kalispell, Mont.    

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